Canada dominates Slovakia in quarterfinals

Canada dominates Slovakia in quarterfinals
Canada dominates Slovakia in quarterfinals

Title holders, Canada will play the semi-finals of the 2024 world championship on Saturday in Prague. The Maple Leaf players beat Slovakia 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

André Torigny’s men got off to a dream start, successes from Jared McCann and Pierre-Luc Dubois allowing them to lead 2-0 after 4’15”. The reduction in the score, the work of ex-Zug player Peter Cehlarik in the 8th minute, hardly disturbed them.

Canada, which regained a two-step lead in the 24th minute thanks to Nick Paul, ‘killed’ all suspense in the third period by scoring twice in the space of 20 seconds in the 47th minute through Dylan Günther and Brandon Tanev. At 5-1, mass was said.

Sweden goes to overtime

The Canadians will finally meet Switzerland on Saturday at 6:20 p.m. for a place in the final. The other semi-final will pit Sweden and the Czech Republic at 2:20 p.m. Tre Kronor won 2-1 after extra time against Finland on Thursday, Joel Eriksson giving them a deserved victory by finding the fault after 5’54” in ‘overtime’.

Sweden, which dominated the proceedings (35 shots on target to 20), forced the decision during a period of numerical superiority. This was also the case for the Czechs, who beat the United States 1-0 in Prague with a success from Pavel Zacha in the 27th minute.

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